AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Doncaster Rovers, League One: report, ratings and verdict


AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1



Doncaster Rovers 3-5-2

Half Time: 1 - 0 Kingsmeadow ( Attendance: 7,912 (732) )
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AFC Wimbledon threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with fellow League One relegation rivals Doncaster Rovers at Plough Lane.

The Dons took the lead inside 23 minutes when Jack Rudoni nodded a Luke McCormick set-piece into the far corner.

McCormick then nearly saw red for a late challenge on Doncaster’s Ollie Younger, escaping with just a caution, before going on to extend Wimbledon’s lead four minutes into the second period.

Lee Brown’s floating cross from the left found the midfielder, who’s header was directed past Doncaster keeper Jonathan Mitchell to nestle into the corner of the net.

However, Doncaster found themselves level after Tommy Rowe scored twice in the space of three minutes.

First he beat Dons keeper Nik Tzanev from an acute angle in the 63rd minute before following up with an effortless header into the far corner.

Doncaster nearly took the lead in the 82nd minute with a well-worked counter-attack with it only taking a sliding Brown clearance off the line from Ben Jackson’s effort to deny the visitors.

And a fantastic stop from Mitchell at the other end denied Wimbledon at the death, who remain two points clear of the drop zone.

Key Points

Check out all the key talking points and reaction from London Football Scene below…

Key Moment

Jack Rudoni’s early strike was crucial in showing Wimbledon’s attacking intent from the first minute – something that had been lacking in previous fixtures.

Moan of the Match

Wimbledon throwing a two-goal lead away in such a short space of time will frustrate manager Mark Robinson, especially as they had looked so dominant.

Talking Point

Alex Woodyard’s return showed just how pivotal he is to this Dons side. Does his role in the squad determine Wimbledon’s safety?

Man of the Match

Lee Brown – the Wimbledon full-back got himself an assist and was vital in ensuring the Dons did not concede more in a rocky period mid-way through the second-half.

Tweet of the Match

Referee Watch

Robert Lewis (Shropshire) – not a great game with some questionable decisions for both sides which both sets of fans made him well aware of.


The Doncaster faithful were vocal inside the first five minutes, but faded until they saw their team get back into the game when the volume returned.


After being two-nil up Wimbledon will feel lucky to come away with a point as Doncaster dominated the late stages apart from a last minute Dons’ attempt.

Line Ups

AFC Wimbledon 4-2-3-1

Tzanev; Alexander, Kalambayi, Nightingale, Brown; Woodyard, Marsh; Rudoni, McCormick (Chislett, 64), Assal (Mebude, 87); Cosgrove (Pressley, 71)

Subs not used:

Broome, Csoka, Osew, Ablade


McCormick, Marsh

Doncaster Rovers 3-5-2

Mitchell; Younger, Williams (Odubeko, 46), Olowu; Knoyle, Smith, Gardner (Clayton, 67), Rowe, Jackson; Martin (Barlow, 90+1), Griffiths

Subs not used:

Jones, Dodoo, Agard, Horton


Olowu, Gardner, Smith

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